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Growing Together Garden Expo

10:00am - 4:00pm
Children, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Teaching Garden
Age Group: Children, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker, Community/Nonprofit
Event Details:
Enjoy a summer Saturday in our Teaching Garden! Drop by and talk with other local gardeners and clubs, explore community-wide volunteer opportunities, swap plants, and get Take-And-Make Kits with fun projects for all ages. Listen to the sweet harmoni...

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Outdoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for outdoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. Masks are encouraged for ages 2 and up at outdoor programs.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Art Studio

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Children, Elementary, Middle School
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Event Details:
Grades 1 – 8, caregivers welcome  Create something amazing with the Library’s art supplies. Program Room. Drop in. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks for the public are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. Library staff will continue to wear masks when working in public areas. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.

 

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Build a Fairy Garden

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Learn how we crafted some of the elements of our Fairy Gardens, and you’ll take home a creation to get started on your own. Register.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks for the public are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. Library staff will continue to wear masks when working in public areas. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Teaching Garden
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Enjoy a delightful morning outside, painting and decorating a birdhouse for your garden. One reservation per BALibrary card number. Register. Near the Teaching Garden. Rain date: Wednesday, June 22 ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Teaching Garden
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Enjoy a delightful morning outside, painting and decorating a birdhouse for your garden. One reservation per BALibrary card number. Register. Near the Teaching Garden. Rain date: Wednesday, June 22 ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Craft Closet Clean-Out

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Even the best projects have leftovers! Join us to share crafting inspiration, and you’ll go home with a bag of items to use on your next project. Laser cutter expert Ken will be on hand to help you design items you’d like to etch at a later date, too...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks for the public are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. Library staff will continue to wear masks when working in public areas. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.

 

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Take-And-Make: Emoji Jars

06/20/2022 @ 9:00am - 06/25/2022 @ 5:00pm
Teens
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Pick-up dates: June 20 - June 25 Use paint, vinyl stickers, and ribbon to create two expressive emoji jars. Perfect for storing desk supplies, art materials, jewelry, or tiny trinkets. One reservation per BALibrary card number. Register. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Buying & Selling Online

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 38
Event Details:
Learn how to buy and sell items as well as how to stay safe and avoid scams while using sites like Craigslist, eBay, and Facebook Marketplace. Register. Virtual. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Virtual Programs

Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the virtual program. Programs can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. First-time participants may need to download and run the free software upon joining a program. For this reason, we recommend joining a few minutes early.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Jennifer Lilliebridge guides us through a step-by-step process to create greeting cards that are also captivating works of art! One reservation per BALibrary card number. Register. Meeting Room.   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26
Event Details:
You can’t read the news without seeing hype about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Is this the first wave of a cashless future or just an overhyped technology? One thing is for sure: there’s a lot of money riding on its success. Register. Please n...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks for the public are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. Library staff will continue to wear masks when working in public areas. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

iPad Basics

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room Side A
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Learn the basic functionality of the iPad. Explore settings, app management, email, and internet browsing with Safari. Bring your iPad to follow along. Register. Meeting Room. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks for the public are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. Library staff will continue to wear masks when working in public areas. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.

 

This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

3D Printing with Tinkercad

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Zimmerman Room
Age Group: Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker, Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Learn the basics of 3D design using Tinkercad, then create a custom keychain that will be printed at a later date. Register with your BALibrary card. Zimmerman Room. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks for the public are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. Library staff will continue to wear masks when working in public areas. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.

 

MakerLab Program

Use of the MakerLab and its equipment is reserved for Barrington Area Library cardholders.

This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

3D Printing with Tinkercad

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Zimmerman Room
Age Group: Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker, Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Learn the basics of 3D design using Tinkercad, then create a custom keychain that will be printed at a later date. Register with your BALibrary card. Zimmerman Room. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks for the public are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. Library staff will continue to wear masks when working in public areas. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.

 

MakerLab Program

Use of the MakerLab and its equipment is reserved for Barrington Area Library cardholders.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Art in the Garden: Plant Markers

10:00am - 11:00am
Teens, Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Teaching Garden
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Join us in the Teaching Garden (SE corner of the upper lot) to create custom plant markers to identify the good things growing in your home garden. One reservation per BALibrary card number. Register. Rain date: Tuesday, July 26, 10 AM & 11:30...

Disclaimer(s)

Outdoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for outdoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. Masks are encouraged for ages 2 and up at outdoor programs.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Art in the Garden: Plant Markers

11:30am - 12:30pm
Teens, Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Teaching Garden
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11

Disclaimer(s)

Outdoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for outdoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. Masks are encouraged for ages 2 and up at outdoor programs.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Art Studio

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Children, Elementary, Middle School
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Event Details:
Grades 1 – 8, caregivers welcome  Create something amazing with the Library’s art supplies. Program Room. Drop in. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks for the public are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. Library staff will continue to wear masks when working in public areas. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Laser-Etched Bookmarks

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Zimmerman Room
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker, Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Use Inkscape to design a custom bookmark made of wood. Bookmarks will be etched on-site using the laser cutter. Register with your BALibrary card. Zimmerman Room. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks for the public are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. Library staff will continue to wear masks when working in public areas. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.

 

MakerLab Program

Use of the MakerLab and its equipment is reserved for Barrington Area Library cardholders.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Laser-Etched Bookmarks

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Zimmerman Room
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker, Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Use Inkscape to design a custom bookmark made of wood. Bookmarks will be etched on-site using the laser cutter. Register with your BALibrary card. Zimmerman Room. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks for the public are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. Library staff will continue to wear masks when working in public areas. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.

 

MakerLab Program

Use of the MakerLab and its equipment is reserved for Barrington Area Library cardholders.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Fill In Your Family Tree

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room Side A
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Ken and Kate will help you find your family online with our genealogy databases. As you begin filling in your family tree, etch their names onto a heart-warming family tree ornament to take home.  Register. Meeting Room.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks for the public are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. Library staff will continue to wear masks when working in public areas. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.

 

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Fill In Your Family Tree

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room Side A
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Ken and Kate will help you find your family online with our genealogy databases. As you begin filling in your family tree, etch their names onto a heart-warming family tree ornament to take home.  Register. Meeting Room. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks for the public are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. Library staff will continue to wear masks when working in public areas. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.